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Categories: Microsoft Forms

October 25, 2020

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Forms is getting a new start page

From Microsoft Corporation

MC223901, Stay Informed, Published date: Oct 9, 2020
New feature, User impact

Major update: Announcement

We are replacing the existing Forms portal page at forms.office.com with a new Forms start page at Office.com (Office.com > Forms). 

Key points

  • Microsoft 365 Roadmap ID 67143
  • Timing: Targeted release now
  • Timing: Standard release early November, complete late November 2020
  • Roll-out: tenant level
  • Control type: user control
  • Action: review and assess 

How this will affect your organization

New Forms start

This feature offers a smoother experience and starting view for accessing and working with Forms.

Users who access forms via Office.com will get this experience first; users accessing forms via forms.office.com will see the experience soon after.

  • For users who access Forms by visiting Office.com, the new Start page experience will begin rolling out in early November. 
  • For users who access Forms via forms.office.com, the new Start page experience will begin rolling out in mid-November.
    Your users will automatically be redirected from forms.office.com to the Office.com page.

What you need to do to prepare

You may want to update internal documentation.

Help

Help content is accessible in the app “?” Help pane, and official help documentation contains callouts for the new user experience when relevant.

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